"Books by the Beach!"
New Expanded HOURS
Tues. & Wed. 10am to 7pm
Thurs. 10am to 6pm
Fri & Sat. 12pm to 5 pm

Special Events:

The Social Media Social
November 18th 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Brand new users and social media experts alike are welcome to this safe meet-up space. Meet your online friends in real life, get help setting up your accounts, and learn about new features of assorted social media platforms each month. Please bring your Wi-Fi capable mobile device if you have one!

La Selva Beach Holiday Fair
Arts and Crafts Fair
Book Sale
Bake Sale and Hot Food
Kids' Crafts
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017
La Selva Beach Clubhouse
Sponsored by La Selva Beach Improvement Association,
LSB Friends of the Library and La Selva CERT

   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have made the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Programs, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are underwriting the after school program which includes Homework Help, Lego Machines, Wii, Minecraft and other activities.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibilities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, Movie Club, two book groups, and an arm chair travel.
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  We have replaced the chairs and table and installed shades for the windows.
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 

Recent Announcements

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  • MINECRAFT Minecraft.EduThursdays, 4-5 PMDirected Minecraft play.  Space Limited.  First-come, first served. Ages 8-18.  Space limited to 20. Questions?  Call 831-427-7710
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:41 PM by Margie Bowles
  • R.E.A.D. : Reach Every Amazing Detail Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM This program is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are by appointment ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:37 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Matinee@ the Library  Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 10:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00pm)Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library.Next meeting ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:48 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food!Thursday, November 2nd, 10:30 amOur November destination is Nambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe Want to share your ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:43 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines II September 14th to October 26th. Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM Create Lego simple machines using gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.Children and Teens ages 7 ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 8:50 AM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Help Free homework assistance at the library:Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 - During the school year.  The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:36 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Book Sale NEXT BOOK SALE - July!Every summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer at the ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 8:48 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Club Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00Next meeting - November 21 For information on upcoming movies to discuss call 831-427-7710 ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:49 PM by Margie Bowles
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